Sunday, 7 December 2014

Book Review -- This Beautiful World by Elizabeth Jackson

This Beautiful WorldThis Beautiful World by Elisabeth Jackson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around ReaAnne, having had a frightening past. Having got out of her hometown amidst horrid circumstances, she returns to face her demons when life forces her to. As ReaAnne struggles to bridge her life from her dad to her daughter, she runs into her confidant and partner in crime from childhood, King. ReaAnne encounters strange incidents and she also comes close to solving the mystery of what happened to her older brother. Could the vanishing of her brother have anything to do with the cruel scene that ReaAnne and King were subjected to witness?

I definitely loved the setting in this book - the book had so many threads, involving ReaAnne's daughter and her woes, the father, King, ReaAnne herself. The author managed to keep the reader's interest alive with all of these, throughout the book. The characterisation was pretty good - especially those of ReaAnne and King. King was an intriguing character from the outset, and he does prove himself to be a worthy friend to have in times of crisis. The romance element came as a pleasant surprise, and it was well plugged into the plot - it didn't feel annoying in the least. The emotional drama involving ReaAnne, her dad and her daughter was also dealt with pretty well. All in all, I found this book to be a great read.

I highly recommend this book to lovers of mystery, sprinkled with some emotional and romantic angles.

My rating for this book: 4 stars

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